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iHub By Leo Mutuku / May 1, 2012

Kenya’s Mobile Money Revolution: M-Pesa turns Five

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Safaricom’s mobile money phenomenon, M-Pesa, clocked 5 years, early this year on  March 6, 2012. These five years have seen M-Pesa grow from humble beginnings as a small unit, when it was started in Kenya by a Safaricom -Vodafone partnership, to a fully fledged department. To celebrate its five years

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iHub Research By Angela Okune / April 24, 2012

Economic Insights from Kenyan Currency

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Guest post by Chris Orwa of Doban Africa Disclaimer: This research does not necessarily reflect the views of iHub Research but is solely the views of the author. The research is not exhaustive; it was undertaken with a limited data set and some calculations were done using statistical estimates, therefore,

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iHub By Anne / April 23, 2012

Why Doesn’t Every Business In Kenya Have A Mobile Money Account?

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  Ignacio Mas and Amolo Ngw’eno carried out a research project commissioned by FSD Kenya to understand the business use of M-PESA. iHub Research attended the event where the findings of the research were presented. Below is a summary of the event. An underlying assumption that the researchers were looking

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iHub By Anne / April 23, 2012

Practical Research, Design Workshop by Adam White at the iHub Research

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‘ What factors should you consider when designing a future sustainable model for a client need? ‘ Adam White of Groupshot (http://www.groupshot.org)and Daniel Jung of Kiva co-led a design workshop hosted at the iHub Research on Thursday, 19 April 2012. Participants were tasked with solving a case study for Kiva

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iHub Research By Leo Mutuku / April 19, 2012

CCK SECTOR STATISTICS REPORT – 2nd Quarter 2011/2012

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CCK this week released statistics related to the Kenya ICT sector, covering the period between October and December 2011. As has been the trend over the years, mobile subscription in the country continued to grow positively, up from 26.49 million subscriptions recorded during the previous quarter, to 28.08 million mobile

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